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Authorization For The Use Of Military Force Could Be Up For Update In Senate

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 3:40pm

For years, members of Congress were unwilling to update the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force that legalized most post-9/11 overseas operations. Now, the Senate could consider it.

Democrat Jon Ossoff Hopes Suburban Atlanta District Finally Elects Non-Republican

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 3:40pm

This suburban Atlanta congressional district usually elects Republicans. But in what has become the single most expensive Congressional race in U.S. history, Democrat Jon Ossoff hopes to change that.

A History Of The Changes In Press Briefings

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 3:40pm

The Trump White House has upended yet another tradition — the on-camera press briefing. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with NPR Senior Editor and Correspondent Ron Elving about changes in press briefings.

Congress Has A Rich History Of Legislating In Secrecy

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 3:40pm

A small group of Senate Republicans is drafting a major healthcare bill in complete secrecy. Critics are calling for more transparency but it turns out Congress has a history of legislating in secret.

Trump's Business Empire: An Update On His Sources Of Revenue

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 2:53pm

As a presidential candidate last year, Trump had to disclose his sources of revenues. Now in office, the president has voluntarily updated the information about the Trump Organization's businesses.

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As Term Winds Down, Supreme Court Says It Will Take On Political Gerrymandering

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:28am

The Supreme Court has for decades forbidden racial gerrymandering, but it has repeatedly shied away from addressing partisan gerrymandering.

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Despite NSA Claim, Election Vendor Denies System Was Compromised In Hack Attempt

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:04am

"Even though NSA says it's likely that we opened them, we did not," VR Systems COO Ben Martin says of emails that came into the company's system.

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Disney Is Taking Stereotypes And Diversity Seriously, Or Is It?

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:06am

From "Moana" to "Beauty and the Beast" and "Zootopia," new Disney films for children are becoming more inclusive and questioning of racial and gender stereotypes. A look at new Disney films, stereotypes, representation and diversity.

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These Dinner Parties Serve Up A Simple Message: Refugees Welcome

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 9:08am

Across the U.S., locals are hosting meals designed to help the community meet the refugees who live among them as neighbors, and to break barriers by breaking bread together.

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Georgia's Special Election Has Been Longer Than Some Countries' National Elections

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:39am

Georgia's sixth-district special congressional election will be held 130 days after it was first announced. That's far longer than full national elections take in places like the U.K. and Mexico.

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Self-Imposed GOP Deadline Looms To Vote On Health Care Bill

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:46am

Senate Republicans aim to vote on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by July 4. To find out how things are going, Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey.

Republican Karen Handel Hopes To Win Traditionally GOP House Seat

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:05am

Voters in Georgia's sixth congressional district vote in a special election on Tuesday to replace Tom Price, who is now Health and Human Services Secretary. Handel was secretary of state in Georgia.

Georgia Congressional District Holds Closely Watched Special Election

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:05am

It's Election Day in Georgia's sixth district to fill the congressional seat formerly held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff.

Sen. Sanders On GOP Efforts To Replace Obamacare

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:05am

On the Senate floor Monday night, Democrats railed against secretive effort by Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Rachel Martin talks to Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders.

News Brief: Wermbier Dies, Russia To Target U.S. Jets Over Syria

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:05am

The story of young American student Otto Wermbier, who was detained in North Korea, has come to a tragic end. Russia issues a warning after the U.S. shot down a Syrian warplane over the weekend.

6 Members Of The Presidential Advisory Council On HIV/Aids Resign

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Michelle Ogle of the Warren-Vance Community Health Center in Henderson, N.C., about why she chose to resign from the advisory council. Five others also left the panel.

'Bigger Than The 6th': Voters Head To Polls In Georgia Race That's Turned On Trump

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:00am

The contest between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel has obliterated spending records. A win for Democrats would be a blow to President Trump, but the race remains incredibly close.

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Trump May Have A Lot Of Money, But Documents Show He Owes A Lot, Too

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:00am

Over the years the president has had an up-and-down relationship with big commercial lenders. But as president, Trump could find himself in a conflict of interest with any amount of debt.

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When Sleeping In The Car Is The Price Of A Doctor Visit

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:00am

The Remote Area Medical charity holds dozens of free health clinics each year. Low-income patients waited in their cars and on blankets for the clinic to open one recent Saturday morning.

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When Is It 'Terrorism'? How The Media Covers Attacks By Muslim Perpetrators

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 8:01pm

In the last five years, just 12% of terrorist attacks in the U.S. were carried out by Muslims. More than 50% were perpetrated by far right extremists. So why the media focus on "Islamic terrorism"?

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